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New Definition of ‘Employee’ Effective January 1 in California

With the new law, a worker is considered to be an independent contractor only if the entity paying the worker can verify all three factors

Partially Disabled Does Not Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits

If a person is partially disabled, are they eligible to collect Social Security Disability (SSDI) benefits?  No. You must be totally disabled in order to receive SSDI payments. The Social Security Administration (SSA) defines those who earn more than a certain monthly amount to be engaged in what it calls “substantially gainful activity.” For 2020, those monthly… Read More

What Is the Relationship Between Workers’ Compensation and Social Security Disability?

Benefit programs like Workers’ Compensation and Social Security Disability may seem to offer the same benefit because they provide payments for those who are disabled. But these public programs have different benefits as well as different eligibility criteria.

New Online Method Available to Report Imposter Social Security Scam Calls

If you have received any type of phone call that claims to be from the SSA and that you believe is fraudulent, please report it. And now it is easy to do so.

Can Other Payments Affect Social Security Disability Benefits?

Social Security Disability Benefits payments can be affected by income from other sources. Here are some guidelines to help you.

Workplace Injuries and Workers’ Compensation: Falling from a Height at Work

More than one in five U.S. deaths in the workplace are from construction, falls from height comprise a large percentage of on-the-job injuries.

Applying for Social Security benefits can be a time consuming process. Military service members may be eligible for expedited processing.

How to Avoid Damaging Your Workers’ Compensation Case

If you have experienced a work-related injury or illness and have filed a Workers’ Compensation (WC) claim, you may want to sit back and relax and just let the benefits come to you. This is a bad idea! Your employer has an insurance company handling your case, and that company will watch your every move… Read More

Climb on Board and Take a “Ticket to Work” and Self-Sufficiency

Are you receiving Social Security Disability (SSDI) benefits or Supplemental Security Income (SSI)? Would you like to be able to work? The Social Security Administration (SSA)’s Ticket to Work program sounds right for you! This voluntary program helps SSDI and SSI beneficiaries find work suited to their abilities which can help them become financially independent…. Read More

Workers’ Compensation for Babysitters and Nannies in California

If you are injured working as a nanny or babysitting, would you be covered for Workers’ Compensation (WC)? Nannies and babysitters are two examples of domestic workers. Caregivers, such as those who provide care to the elderly or to individuals who are disabled, are also domestic workers. Which Domestic Workers Are Eligible for Workers’ Compensation?… Read More

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